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“Cheap and cheerful”
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Bella Vista Motel
Ranked #29 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cheap and cheerful”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

The Bella Vista motels may not be pretty but they do what it says on the tin.This motel is great value, and great location - just a 10 minute walk down the road and you're in the heart of the town. Very well equipped, incredibly clean, comfortable beds and spacious rooms with a small sitting area. Only negative comment would be that we could hear the neighbour's spa bath going at midnight but as with all motels, you risk hearing some noise from other rooms so take ear plugs if you are particularly sensitive. We would definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Spencer, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

This motel has it all. The young family staff greeted us warmly and showed us to the room. It was spotless, felt brand new, and even had towel warmers. In a quiet area but still within a nice walking distance of the restaurants and clubs. Would definitely stay at this small chain of motels again.

Stayed March 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed March 16, 2014

We stayed at Bella Vista on our way down to Napier and on our way back to Auckland. The rooms we stayed in were clean, modern and comfortable. It was in easy walking distance to all the restaurants and bars and very close to the Lake. The owners were really friendly and happy to help us out when we needed a nice restaurant to go to for dinner. I would recommend this motel for a reasonably priced and comfortable stay, its a lovely place.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night as seeing Taupo lake the next day before continuing on to Napier!

Arriving late evening after a long drive greeted by a friendly face who was very helpful

Great night sleep, only issue was we think there was an open sewage plant near by as there was an awful smell.

Possibly we were just unlucky as apart from that we were very very happy with our stay!

Highly recommend!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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86 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

You always know what you are getting when you stay at a bella vista and this one is no exception. Friendly host. Clean and pleasant room. Good shower and comfy bed. This is the first time we've stayed in a small studio and it was small but perfectly acceptable for an overnight stay. Recommend bella vista.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

A great two night stay in the Bella Vista with really friendly and helpful hosts. We had an upper floor room which was nice and quiet. The room had everything we needed. We took a trip up to visit Huka Falls and Craters of the Moon which were both really enjoyable. We really enjoyed our Huka Falls River Cruise and Nigel got the boat in good and close for us to get some great shots from below the falls. It's well worth going up half an hour early to see the Aratiatia Dam being opened and the rapids being recreated. Try dinner at the Crooked Door Restaurant. We did and loved it.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

A very well-presented motel in a quiet part of town, but still close to the centre. The staff are friendly and the grounds are very tidy. My room looked recently renovated, the decor was modern and in great condition. The real coffee was a nice touch. There's plenty of natural light, and many power points.
Very well priced and I would happily stay here again.

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Property: Bella Vista Motel
Address: 145 Heuheu Street, Taupo, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bella Vista Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From the moment you arrive at your Great Lake Taupo accommodation, you'll enjoy the comfort of modern rooms and the convenience of being located in close proximity to shops, entertainment and outdoor activities around Great Lake Taupo. Bella Vista Motel Taupo caters superbly well for all your business or recreational needs.Our Qualmark 4 star rated Taupo motel accommodation includes studio's through to larger one bedroom units. We offer a range of facilities and services to enhance your stay.Importantly, where our guests tell us that we really stand out is with our friendly service.Great Lake Taupo is a great place to base yourself whilst experiencing all that the Central Park region has to offer. It is well known for the vast array of activities and attractions in Taupo on offer, you have your pick for entertainment. We are happy to assist with planning your trip away. For a delightful and memorable stay - visit Bella Vista Motel Taupo. ... more   less 
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